Overview

With this newest volume in the Foxfire series comes a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living that have made these volumes beloved bestsellers for the last three decades, with more than two million copies in print.

In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Eliot Wigginton and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from ...
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Foxfire 11

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Overview

With this newest volume in the Foxfire series comes a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living that have made these volumes beloved bestsellers for the last three decades, with more than two million copies in print.

In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Eliot Wigginton and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named Foxfire, after a phosphorescent lichen. In 1972, several articles from the magazine were published in book form, and the acclaimed Foxfire series was born. Almost thirty years later, in this age of technology and cyber-living, the books teach a philosophy of simplicity in living that is truly enduring in its appeal. This new volume--Foxfire 11--celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred page section on herbal remedies, and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spritied firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than "how-to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307567567
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/27/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 356,545
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Kaye Carver Collins is the community and teacher liaison at The Foxfire Fund, Inc. Lacy Hunter is a sophomore at Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    A must have on the bookshelf.

    This book, number 11 in a series, is a piece of history and ways of life never researched and recorded in such depth. The project began over 30 years ago with Foxfire 1 when students began researching and interviewing their own relatives. They discovered so much that one book wouldn't cover it all.Each edition is full of stories, recipes, and how-to's of our ancestors. Want to build a log cabin, a spring house, root cellar or kitchen table? It's in one of these. Everything from farming to quilting to making moonshine shared and along with it very colorful tales and stories of the times. This is one book that is not only informative and a delight to read but one I keep on the shelf for future reference. You never know when you are going to need to build that log cabin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    THE OTHER TRAINING AREANA

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  • Posted March 15, 2013

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    More for nook please!

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